Is Luxury Vinyl Waterproof Waterproof?
Carpet One Floor & Home in Panama City is here to help you find the best waterproof floor for your home. Most luxury vinyl comes in water resistant options, but there are also options that are completely waterproof. Being aware of the difference between a waterproof and water resistant floor can make a huge difference in your purchase decision. Finding the right waterproof flooring for your home can even have you considering changing the flooring in multiple rooms of your home.
What Makes Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
Pretty much all luxury vinyl flooring features some sort of water resistance on the surface layer. Water resistant floors can repel moisture to an extent, but at some point the moisture can soak through the floor and cause long-term damage. Water resistant flooring is best for areas you are in often, so you do not forget about them.
Waterproof flooring creates a water tight barrier at the surface, stopping any moisture from penetrating the flooring. If moisture does make it past the surface, the core of the planks or tiles will allow the moisture to evaporate and stops it from reaching your subfloors. Compared to other flooring types, waterproof luxury vinyl floors won’t buckle, crack, or warp due to being exposed to moisture.
Where Can You Install Waterproof Flooring?
Waterproof flooring is one of the best pet-friendly options we offer in our store. Pets have accidents and you cannot always get to them right away, so waterproof flooring takes away the worry of your floors being damaged by unexpected spills. All waterproof luxury vinyl floors have a durable wear layer that can resist scratching from your pet's claws.
Luxury vinyl, especially waterproof options, can be installed anywhere in your home including the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room and even entryways. Luxury vinyl flooring offers such authentic visuals that you can also install them in your bedroom or living room.
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